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September 26, 2004

KSD avenges loss

From: Danville Advocate, KY - Sep 26, 2004

Tyler Burke scored twice and assisted on another goal to help the Kentucky School for the Deaf boys beat Cincinnati St. Rita School for the Deaf 3-2 in their homecoming game Saturday at Admiral Stadium.

KSD finally beat St. Rita in their third meeting this season. The two teams played to a scoreless tie in Cincinnati, and St. Rita beat the Colonels 3-2 in Columbus, Ohio.

"It was very, very sweet to come back and beat them 3-2, the score that they beat us on," KSD coach Paul Smiley said.

Burke assisted a first-half goal by Travis Ornoza that started the scoring, then scored his first goal when he rebounded Brad Davis' blocked shot to give KSD a 2-0 halftime lead.

St. Rita's Randall Powers scored in the 43rd minute, but KSD answered when Burke took a pass from Denny Smallwood and faked out the Lions' goalkeeper in the 48th minute. St. Rita added one more goal on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute.

KSD outshot St. Rita 21-10.

Defender Zack Carson was named the Colonels' most valuable player, leading a unit that also included defenders Drew Meade, Greg Warren and Roderick Hodge and midfielder Jeremy Latimore. Hodge and Burke were named the outstanding defensive and offensive players, respectively, and Meade won the sportsmanship award.

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